Capitol Pressroom

‘Capitol Pressroom Weekend’ for May 11, 2014

Reporter Zack Fink of NY1 discusses his article in Salon about whether officials on the New York side of the so called “Bridgegate” scandal did enough to call attention to their New Jersey colleagues’ wrongdoing.

Manhattan Senator Daniel Squadron and Rochester Senator Ted O’Brien provide details about their conference’s package of ethics reforms.

The 1971 prison uprising at Attica is still the bloodiest prison riot in US history. While a judge recently ruled that never-before-released elements of the Meyer Report may be made public, key grand jury testimony will remain redacted. We spoke with two staff attorneys for Attica Brothers Legal Defense, Elizabeth Fink and Joseph Heath, as well as Mike Smith, a guard who was taken hostage and subsequently wounded by police fire. All three are pushing for the complete release of documents relating to Attica and its aftermath.

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